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How To Recycle Your Memory and CPU Chips (Silicon)

We make it fast and easy to recycle your company’s scrap electronic memory and CPU chips – in fact, you’ll be paid within 30 days from the day we receive your scrap silicon memory and CPU chips. Even though we customize every transaction to meet the specific needs of your company, here are our standard terms for refining scrap electronic silicon memory and CPU chips:

Processing Time:  Typically completed within two (2) weeks from date of receipt.
Payment Schedule:  You will be paid 30 days from date of receipt.
Form of Payment:  Company check, bank wire transfer or the return of bullion.
Metal Pricing:  We price your metals using the New York and London markets.
Pool Account:  If you prefer to leave your metals unpriced, you may open a pool account at no additional cost.

What Kind of Scrap Electronic Silicon Memory and CPU Chips Can I Recycle?

You can send us the following scrap silicon memory and CPU chips to be refined and recycled:

  • All Silicon-based CPU chips, including but not limited to:
    • Pentium 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Slot A processors
    • Slot 1 processors
    • Other Xeon / Celeron / AMD processors
  • Memory (RAM) chips
  • Memory (RAM) modules
  • Memory (RAM) sticks
  • IC chips

See the other forms of electronics Specialty Metals accepts here.

Photo of silicon CPU chips that Specialty Metals customers have shipped to us for recycling of precious metals at the best prices.

Refining Rates and Fees for Silicon Memory and CPU Chips

Minimum Lot Size:
250 pounds

Payable Metals:
Gold: 98%
Silver: 98%
Platinum: 97%
Palladium: 97%

Treatment Fee:
$1.00 per pound, net weight received

Assay Fee:
$150.00

Processing Fee:
$250.00